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Yellowford Farm will offer a Yeats half-brother to Binocular (above) at the Tattersalls Ireland February National Hunt Sale

  PICTURE: John Grossick 

Half to Binocular to sell at Tatts Ireland February

SIBLINGS to Binocular, Sprinter Sacre and Minella Class are among the 253 horses catalogued to the Tattersalls Ireland
February National Hunt Sale on January 31.

The sale, which has been the source of Oscars Wells, Lambro, Mr Cracker, Kilcrea Kim and Tempest River in recent years, features a selection of foals, yearlings, breeding stock and a small number of older horses.

Yellowford Farm sends through the half-brother to Binocular (184), a yearling colt who is from the first crop of Yeats, while Sheridan House Stables consigns a Milan yearling half-sister to last season's Tolworth Hurdle winner Minella Class (70). Galbertstown Stud's sole offering is Sprinter Sacre's yearling half-sister, a daughter of Fragrant Mix (219).

Leadingsire Presenting has a group of seven well-connected yearlings to represent him including the half-brothers to Massini's Maguire (87) and Silk Affair (147). Heading Scorpion's group of eight is a half-brother to Somersby (174) while Kayf Tara is the sire of a colt out of high-class hurdler Nas Na Riogh (93).

Gerard Lowry, who purchased Oscars Well for €5,000 at the 2006 renewal, said: "I always get great value at the February Sale and find horses are a lot closer to summers grass."

Tattersalls Ireland will once again team up with Irish Thoroughbred Marketing to assist clients with travel and accommodation requirements. ITM also offer a Flight Contribution Scheme to overseas visitors.

Last year's sale saw 72 horses change hands for a total of €519,050 and average of €7,209. The day was topped by the €62,000 sale of a yearling daughter of King's Theatre to Goldford Stud.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
King's Theatre £2,861,380
Presenting £2,482,840
Kayf Tara £2,472,940
Oscar £2,092,662
Milan £2,091,573
Flemensfirth £1,867,078
Midnight Legend £1,638,797
Beneficial £1,545,949
Westerner £1,319,249
Stowaway £1,034,663